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Shannon K Thomas
Feb 13, 2018

Just a quick announcement!

Feb 13, 2018 by Shannon K Thomas

Hi everyone, Philosophy Club will be meeting in Learning Commons 201 for the remainder of the semester unless otherwise announced! Thanks, Shannon

Shannon K Thomas
Jan 18, 2018

Philosophy Club First Meeting of Spring Semester

Jan 18, 2018 by Shannon K Thomas

Hello everyone! Winter Break is almost over, and Philosophy Club will be starting back up as soon as we return. Our first two meetings of the semester will be on February 1 and February 8 in the Learning Commons Town Hall. This will help us be visible and easy to find for any interested new students. After the first few weeks, we will move into a classroom space. Meetings for Spring Semester will be every Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm, in accordance with our vote in the fall. I can't wait to ...

Daniel Gellasch
Oct 7, 2017

ICYMI: Philosophy Club Talks Ear Hustle

Oct 7, 2017 by Daniel Gellasch

            Hey, y’all. It’s me, Daniel. I’m a Philosophy Major here at UB and a new member to Philosophy Club this year. I’ve really enjoyed the conversations we’ve been having so far and look forward to all the stuff we’ve yet to cover. Here’s a brief review of our last conversation:                 In this week’s Philosophy Club meeting, we discussed the podcast Ear Hustle ( which is made by incarcerated men at San Quentin Prison, as well as the wider issues ...

Maria D Hallums
Oct 7, 2017

CYMI: The Heart of Nuba Film Screening

Oct 7, 2017 by Maria D Hallums

Greetings All!   My name is Maria, a current undergrad and member of Philosophy Club here at UB. After having the pleasure of watching such a phenomenal documentary, I am pleased to share with you a briefing of this touching and meaningful story: Beginning in 2013, the documentary captures the life of a doctor named Tom Catena (Dr. Tom); who at first glance decided to pursue a career as an engineer, but soon realized after receiving his degree in engineering that his true passion was with h...

Shannon K Thomas
Oct 7, 2017

Guest Speaker, Johns Hopkins University Professor Richard Bett

Oct 7, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas

Philosophy Club welcomes Professor and Philosophy Chair, Richard Bett, who specializes in ancient Greek philosophy. Professor Bett will be delivering a lecture on ancient skepticism, with time for discussion after. Our meeting will be in our regular location, Student Center 301, on October 10 from 3:30-5:00pm. Please arrive on time to be sure you get a seat! Refreshments will be served. You can RSVP for the event here  

Shannon K Thomas
Sep 19, 2017

The Heart of Nuba, Film Screening September 26

Sep 19, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas

Philosophy Club will be screening the documentary film The Heart of Nuba on September 26th at 3:00 PM in the Wright Theater. Most people know of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. This film highlights a much lesser known, but equally relevant crisis. This film has been screened on all seven continents, at The Hague, The House of Lords, and the United States Congress. Philosophy Club is privileged to host a screening here at the University of Baltimore. Synopsis from the f...

Shannon K Thomas
Sep 9, 2017

Philosophy Club Discussion Meeting Reminder

Sep 9, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas

Hello everyone! This is a reminder about our regular Discussion Meeting in Tuesday, September 12, at 3:30pm. We will meet in Business Center 207. It is very important that you RSVP to the event on OrgSync, so that we have an accurate head count for food.  We will be discussing the student body reaction to Betsy DeVos serving as Winter Commencement speaker. I want to be 100% clear. Philosophy Club is supportive of our classmates who have expressed concerns and distress. We are not, as a club,...

Shannon K Thomas
Sep 8, 2017

Peaceful Protest: Class Walkout

Sep 8, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas

On Monday at 12pm, there will be a class walkout onto Gordon Plaza, to protest Betsy DeVos as our commencement speaker. I will personally be participating. This is NOT a Philosophy Club event, this is a student led movement that I am sharing with the club. Faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join in solidarity. The event link is here. The hashtag being used is #NeverBetsy. Signs are encouraged. Please be respectful and clean up after yourself.

Shawn Petersen
Sep 8, 2017

Clarification on #NeverBetsy Post

Sep 8, 2017 by Shawn Petersen

Several faculty members have reached out to us in response to Shannon's message. We would like to clarify that speakers are invited unilaterally by the President, and that faculty has no input on commencement speakers. The faculty only decides whether or not to award an honorary degree (which has not been considered in this case). Thank you, Shawn Petersen, Philosophy Club Secretary 

Shannon K Thomas
Sep 8, 2017


Sep 8, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas

Betsy DeVos, US Secretary of Education, has been invited to speak at our University’s Winter Commencement. This decision was not made in any way by the faculty, student government, or the student body as a whole. Invitations to speak are extended solely by the University President. Philosophy Club, as an organization, is morally and ethically opposed to any action taken by the University that causes harm to our fellow students. Regardless of anyone’s political views, it is the obligation of t...

Shannon K Thomas
Sep 1, 2017

Philosophy Face

Sep 1, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas

via GIPHY I had the pleasure to sit at the Philosophy Club table during the Student Involvement Fair, with my dear friend and club treasurer, Aimee Lam. We met so many smart, passionate students! We had Tootsie Pops! But, when they saw our banner and flyers said "philosophy club", we got what Aimee and I now call Philosophy Face. It's pretty much the exact face that baby is making. Including the shuddering. At first it was really funny. But then I noticed a pattern. Everyone who made tha...

Shannon K Thomas
May 22, 2017

Philosophy Club is Online

May 22, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas

Hello all! Just a quick update. Philosophy Club now has several new points of contact. These are in the very early stages, and if anyone wants to volunteer to help develop our social media, that would be great. First, the club now has an email address at We also have a public website through OrgSync, which is here. The club is also on Twitter and Instagram, both @ub_philosophy